Mindful Self-Compassion


“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” Chris Germer


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-based resource-building programme, designed to support you to develop a kinder relationship to yourself, to others and the world, when you are experiencing struggle. If you can learn to be mindful in these times of difficulty and respond to yourself with compassion, change can happen. MSC gives you the understanding and practical tools you need to bring more mindfulness and self-compassion into your life, whether that be at home, work or college.

More about MSC: www.mindfulselfcompassionuk.com

Mindful Self-Compassion courses and sessions I offer in person or online, either in the evening or daytime:

  • 8-week course, 2.5–3 hours each week.

  • 6-week course, 1.5 hours each week, designed for health care professionals.

  • 6/8-week 'Making Friends with Yourself' course, 1–2 hours each week, for teens.

  • Bespoke 2/4-week courses personalised to your organisation and needs. 

  • Taster sessions (1 hour).

  • One-to-one sessions to help you integrate the topics and practices, which can be combined with counselling or the other therapies I offer.

"I am so glad I joined this course. It has provided me with so much more insight and I also find that I am using some techniques with my patients. Most satisfying of all is that I have a new understanding of my inner critic and look at me from a different perspective. As always, thank you Sebastiana for your loving kindnesss and your ability to teach us this so well."  Physiotherapist, short online course. 

Vast amounts of research shows that people who are more compassionate towards themselves experience:

  • greater wellbeing and happiness

  • better motivation and satisfaction in life

  • better relationships and physical health

  • less anxiety and depression

  • more resilience in being able to cope with stressful events such as divorce, trauma, failures in life and health crisis


Some examples of topics explored in the courses or one-to-one sessions: self-compassionate motivation, letting go of resistance, the physiology of self-criticism and self-compassion, mindfulness, self-compassion and our bodies, developing loving-kindness, identifying our core values, encountering difficult emotions, self-compassion and shame, understanding hidden needs, self-compassion in relationships, caregivers' fatigue, self-appreciation and taking in the good.

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For more information: www.robertblackcounselling.co.uk/mindfulness



Past courses that I have delivered:

8-week online course for the mental health charity, Mind.

6-week online course for care leavers at East Anglia-based charity, Break.

3-week online course for youg carers at East-Anglia-based charity, Caring Together.

6-week online course for creators at Essex-based company, The Writers' Company